Monday, May 9, 2011

Preservation Month Photo Contest, Ax Men and More Flowers...


Early Saturday morning, I took a few shots for the Preservation Month photo contest in our local paper.  There are usually five photos of portions of historic properties; the person who correctly identifies the properties wins a prize.


Most of the time, I can immediately identify the homes or buildings.  This year, I won't be playing along since I took the photos we will be using.


Taking those photos was the single redeeming activity I did this whole weekend!  Evan and I, embarassingly, got hooked on an Ax Men marathon on the History Channel yesterday afternoon!  Oh. my. goodness.  I still cannot believe that we watched 9 hours of that silly show!  I don't know how you get hooked into stuff like that!  It is like watching a train wreck... you just can't stop yourself!


The only break we had was to visit with Audra, Brian, Gracie and Maverick when they stopped by and, for a short while, when we Skyped with Little Man and his Momma.  It was a very good rest though...  Of course, I may have bed sores from sitting on the couch so long!  Ouch!  So sad to have to admit!!


We watched right up until the season finale ended at 9 P.M.!  Don't ever start!  LOL!  Idid learn that they dredge up logs 100-150 years old that had been ax-cut and were in the bottom of the rivers or swamps until these guys pulled them up.  Some were heart pine trees that are extinct and others even more valuable.  The builders or furniture makers use them for high end projects.  One father-son logger team was paid $22,000 for 23 logs!  What can I say, I was hooked!


Sorry, I know y'all are sick of flower photos... but, my Beloved sent these, too... and, he has asked me five times, "Have you made pictures yet?"  LOL!  Gotta love it!  I hope each of you had a more productive weekend... or enjoyed it just as much as we did.  Blessings  ~ Tanna

24 comments:

California Girl said...

No worries! I always enjoy your photos.

texwisgirl said...

not tired of your flower photos! those are beautiful. loved the getting hooked on a tv show marathon. ha! :)

Wanda said...

Beautiful flowers, and I must admit I've gotten hooked on "Marathon Shows....."

Funny, my husband will alway ask me "Did you get a picture of that"...I say funny, because he rarely goes on my blog! Go figure!! HaHa

Deb said...

okay I can admit it now we watch ax men also and swamp men...does that make me a redneck?? it really is interesting I've learned about logs...and alligators...congrats on you photos that is awesome...pretty flowers...

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tanna, that is funny. I can't believe you even liked watching that. Pretty flowers.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

DO NOT worry about an occasional unproductive weekend. I'm sure you more than make up for it the rest of the time. Love the photos you took for your paper's contest. The first is so stately. Sounds like a fun contest. I've never heard of Ax Men...if it's that addictive, maybe I better not even look for it.
Best,
Susan

Chatty Crone said...

I will never ever get tired of flower pictures - I think they are candy for the eyes. Gorgeous!
sandie

Dana said...

The middle one your beautiful porch!!! I'm pretty sure... :-)

Betsy said...

You must have a gorgeous bouquet in every room of the house! How wonderful!

Katherine said...

You did receive some beautiful flowers. Beautiful, just beautiful!

no spring chicken said...

By all means keep that flower gifting man happy! How wonderful for you. As for the bed sores, let me know what you come up with. I got hooked on a BBC series called 'The House of Elliott'.

Blessings, Debbie

Carol............. said...

Beautiful flower arrangement..... lucky mom!

Had to find out what Ax Men was and it looks like a pretty good show. Some of the guys are quite "hardy" looking. Not a job for the suit and tie kind of guy LOL!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Tanna your weekend sounds like a slice of heaven! Simple relaxation AND surrounded by beautiful fragrant flowers and your sweetheart too!! I LOVE IT!

Debbie said...

I think your flowers are beautiful. I would also love that contest to identify the historical buildings. How fun is that?

If you think that marathon is bad, try getting sucked into a "Criminal Minds" one. Not only are you sore from inactivity, you are scared of your own shadow.

Don't ask how I know this...

Debbie said...

Not having cable, I had to look up "Ax Men" to see what you were watching. Loving wood as we do, it's a good thing we don't have cable! That looks like a show that would incapacitate my husband :D

nanny said...

I wish I had known that was on/ha
I love swamp men! ha
Your pictures are so beautiful......
I dreamed you and Alex were here and we were making scrambled eggs and biscuits for he and Lila...funny uh? They were sitting at the table eating breakfast together! It was so real!

Ana said...

Hi Tanna,
I say if you had fun and enjoyed your Ax Men marathon then it doesn't really matter if the weekend was a productive one or not :-) As long as you had a great time. Your photograhpys are just gorgeous. Wishing you a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,

Mary said...

Tanna, I have a reality show that has hooked me. It shall remain nameless. I kick myself everytime I watch it, but I never miss it. Help! I need an intervention:-). Your photos are really spectacular. It will be fun to see them in the newspaper. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

T's Daily Treasures said...

Glad you explained what Ax Men was because I had no clue. I thought it was some horror show or something. HA! I walked with hubby tonite and he was none too pleased that we had to keep stopping so I could take photos. :) Hope you are having a great day. Tammy

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Sometimes you just need that down time to get reinvigorated for more productive work.

Relax and enjoy!
Barb

p.s. Glad that you enjoyed my palm fronds. That's why I paint!

Tara said...

Beautiful flowers! You have been blessed with gorgeous flowers lately.
Sometimes I just love doing nothing and watching Lifetime movies.
Hugs,
TARA

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

My daughter-in-law got me hooked on a Reality Show that shall remain nameless, as I can't believe I watch it when I do....lol

Your husband flowers are gorgeous! Mine gave me chocolates ..and he knows I'm on a diet..hmmmmm...I forgave him because they were go good! :)

Sjn said...

hope you're feeling better and back to normal. The flower arrangements are all gorgeous! Such thoughtful children you have.
Thx for your congrats on my new grandbaby. They are the best things in life! Your little man is a cutie!

Along A Widowed Road said...

Tanna,
I so love the pictures you take.

Have a great mid-week.

Viola

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